Network Connections

The TCU campus network is divided up into multiple subnets to help separate our users and provide access and security controls for our network team. Campus network connections include wired and/or wireless options. Access to every network is restricted based on whether or not the device is a TCU-owned computer or a personal device. Full support is provided for all TCU-owned devices that need to connect to the network.  Support for personal devices is limited.  See the BYOD Policy for more information about networking personal devices.

Wireless Network Guide for Employees

Please note that access to each of our wireless networks is restricted based on the device  and status as a TCU employee or student.

  • TCU Guest Network (This network is going away soon)

    • Designed to allow guest users with a business purpose to access the network. All current TCU employees can create 3 day guest accounts by logging into myTCU (maximum of 7 in one week). You can reach out to your AGOT delegate to create large numbers of accounts if needed. See the knowledge base for information on how to connect.
    • The guest network is only available in Academic and Administrative buildings.
  • TCU Secured Network (FSWPA2)
    • This network is available only to TCU owned devices that are listed in our inventory system. This is our secured network and will grant you access to your TCU shares and network printers. See the knowledge base for information on how to connect.
    • The FSWPA2 network is hidden and is only available in Academic and Administrative buildings.
  • eduroam
    • This network is designed to allow current TCU employees connection to the wireless network with personal devices. This network only supports Windows 7/8, iOS (iphone/ipad), Android, and Mac 10.8+ devices. Keep in mind that you will not have access to secured resources like printers or shares while using this network. See the knowledge base for information on how to connect.
    • The eduroam network is available everywhere that we broadcast wireless except for major sporting event locations.

Wireless Network for Students

  • eduroam is the wireless network available to TCU students.
    • eduroam is accessible across campus in all buildings and many outside campus areas.
    • See the Student Computing web page for connection instructions or visit the IT Support HelpDesk for assistance.
    • Please note that printers can not be setup to the Student Wireless network.
  • TCU Registered

    • This network is designed to allow students to connect non-wpa2 enterprise compliant devices on the wireless network.    The mac address of the device must be registered in myTCU before they can connect the device to the network. Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS devices must go on the eduroam network and not TCU Registered.
    • The TCU Registered network is available everywhere that we broadcast wireless except for major sporting event locations.

Wired Network Guide for Employees

Remember that access to each of our wired networks is restricted based on the device that you are using and whether or not you are a TCU employee. Keep in mind that a wired network jack will be set to one of the following subnets.

  • Wired Guest Ports
    • Designed to allow guest users with a business purpose to access the network. Each device will need to be registered in our system and approved by our security administrator. You will not have access to secured TCU resources on this network.
  • Wired Faculty/Staff Ports
    • This network is available only to TCU owned devices that are listed in our inventory system for Faculty/Staff to use. This is our secured network and will grant you access to your TCU shares and network printers.
  • Wired Appliance Ports
    • Designed to grant access to appliance type machines utilizing our wired network. Each device will need to be registered in our system and approved by our security administrator if they are not TCU owned.
  • Wired Lab Ports
    • Designed to grant TCU owned lab computers access to the network. These devices are all listed in our inventory system and are managed by our labs group.

Wired Network for Students

  • Wired Student Ports
    • This network is available only to TCU students living in the resident halls.

Warning: Maintenance Window

Our network maintenance window is on Sunday morning from Midnight until Noon. The system may be down during this time with little or no warning to the TCU community. Please, hold off on reporting major outages to the campus network if it occurs during the maintenance window.

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